The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.
With government leaders at all levels making life-and-death decisions about how to respond to COVID-19, and with State Question 802 potentially bringing home billions in federal tax dollars to care for Oklahomans, this election will be one of the most important we have seen.
Indian tribes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and expansion of Medicaid will help pay for costs associated with care.
As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.
For the first time in more than a century, the Cherokee Nation will take full control over the images and symbols depicted on our historic Capitol Square.
While I agree that the United States hasn’t been the absolute best in the world in terms of coronavirus response, our nation has certainly fared better than most advanced countries.
The United States recently surpassed more than 100,000 precious lives lost to COVID-19.
Nearly one in five students in Oklahoma Public Schools are Native American.
Expanding Medicaid coverage for Cherokee citizens will dramatically strengthen the finances of our tribal health system.
In light of the worst public health crisis in generations, we have used medical science, facts and compassion as our guide.
If Americans can take on the risk and serve selflessly throughout the coronavirus crisis and if the White House can continue to go to work every day, so too should Congress.
As the coronavirus continues to impact meat processing plants nationwide, farmers and ranchers in Indian Country will continue asking for help with their growing backlog.
For many first responders, securing protective masks has been difficult due to low supplies and high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.
The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.
Many of our Cherokee-owned businesses are struggling to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
'My mom is not a statistic of COVID-19. She has a name. And her name is Shineesta Emily Bushyhead Adams, and she is a warrior.'
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.
Our small businesses, our farmers and ranchers, our teachers, our tribal governments, our health care workers and first responders on the front lines -- we are all hurting right now.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
Our courageous team at Cherokee Nation is doing everything possible to maintain essential services and meet the needs of the people, as our health and emergency staff prepare for the worst.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.
At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.
It’s hard to believe 10 years have already passed, but this month, U.S. Census postcards will show up in mailboxes across Cherokee Nation and the United States.
At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.
A bill named for Ida Beard, a Native woman who went missing in 2015, would help solve missing and murdered cases.
I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.
I am proud to support our President and his agenda that will move our country forward.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
'The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage' starts from the first days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history.
The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.
We are blessed at the Cherokee Nation and thankful that we can make positive changes to improve Oklahoma in both large and small ways.
Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
Many have heard of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle, however many may not know how he became well known in his advocacy for peace between Native people and European settlers.
Two years ago, tax reform was a great Christmas gift to Oklahomans and it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
I am proud to embrace my Cherokee heritage and I believe that our heritage and traditions should be celebrated not only in November, but year-round.
The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.
People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.
November is a significant time for the Cherokee Nation and other tribal nations across the United States.